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Managing Memory Loss & Cognitive Issues

Do you find it harder to remember things these days? Does a loved one suffer from mild to severe dementia or even Alzheimer's? Does your parent or child have cognitive impairments? If your memory or that of a loved one is making your life more difficult, then perhaps the strategies shared in this section will help make your life easier.

For more tips on living with or caring for someone with memory loss, dementia, or even Alzheimer's, see our Top Tips lists or Shelley Peterman Schwarz's best selling book, Memory Tips for Making Life Easier™ available from a bookstore near you or from Amazon.com.

"The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time."  ~  Friedrich Nietzsche 

Memory & Cognitive Issues
Use sticky notes, (like Post-it® Notes) as reminders for EVERYTHING
  Use sticky notes, (like Post-it® Notes) as reminders for EVERYTHING

10 Strategies for Easier Remembering
  When life is busy, things to slip our minds. Here are ten strategies from Shelley Peterman Schwarz for using lists, associations, rhymes, tunes, and stories to help make remembering easier.

Keep memory active - read with friend
  Keep your memory active by reviewing the day's news events...

Travel information sheet reassures those with poor short term memory
  If someone you love forgets or is unsure in unfamiliar travel situations, create a "cheat sheet."

Attach earrings to watchband when traveling
  When traveling, attach your earrings to your watchband to make sure...

Cues for locating the bathroom
  Use multiple cues and senses to keep memory sharp.

DIsplay photos as a memory tool
  Pictures, photos, greeting cards can help jog memories and stimulate conversation

Use picture software as a communication tool
  Attainment Company’s Picture Cue software aids communication for folks with speech and language problems.

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